Quotes about the Absurd

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next. John Stuart Mill

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. Samuel Johnson

My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then. Lord Byron

Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion. Ambrose Bierce

There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher. Oliver Goldsmith

There is no absurdity so obvious that it cannot be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to impose it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity. Arthur Schopenhauer

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity. Marcel Proust

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire